With summer now on the horizon, it is the perfect time to begin getting your garden ready for the best months of the year. By acting quickly, it will allow you to maximise the time that you and the family can spend in the garden and you will be raring to get out there in the sun when it finally arrives. Here are a few ideas to prepare your backyard for the highly-anticipated summer:
If you were to glance in anyone’s garden at the moment, there is a good chance that it will be covered in dead leaves, litter and all kinds of other debris that the harsh winds of winter have brought in. The first step to a summer ready garden is to collect this debris. A leaf blower is a quick and easy way to do this, or alternatively, you can use a rake to create small piles and then dispose of these appropriately.
Mow the Lawn & Trim the Hedges
After months of neglect, you will next want to mow the lawn to a neat length, cut back your hedges and get rid off any weeds. This will make a huge difference to the garden and make it look much more inviting already.
Paint the Fence, Shed and Gate
The elements will have taken their toll on your perimeter fence, the shed and your garden gate – clean these off and give them a new layer of paint to revive them. Whilst you are at it, you should also clean any patio or pavement area.
Kids like nothing more than playing in the garden in the summer. Any parent will know the frustration of having toys left out on the yard, so consider investing in some stylish outdoor storage; this will stop the garden from getting cluttered and make it quick and easy to get toys out each day. Items like this will be available from homeware suppliers, such as Cox & Cox.
Now that the garden is looking presentable, it is time to set up an area where you can relax and/or socialise. Clean your garden furniture or invest in some new items and create an inviting area with a table and a few chairs. You can also use this as an opportunity to invest in a few lawn games and toys for the kids so that you can all enjoy the outdoor space.
For finishing touches, bring colour and life to your rejuvenated backyard with new plants and flowers. You could also consider some outdoor decorations and lighting to inject personality and style.
With these steps, you and your kids will be ready to embrace the sun when summer rolls around.